Matusz’s challenge, Blue Jays lineup

The Orioles are 7-29 in their last 36 games against the Blue Jays, but they’ve won five of the last nine.

One of the keys: Making sure Nolan Reimold bats in the ninth inning.

The Orioles are hitting .196 with runners in scoring position, but they’re 5-3 and looking for their second sweep of the season.

Brian Matusz is making his fourth career start against the Blue Jays. In the first three, he’s gone 0-2 with an 18.56 ERA in only 5 1/3 innings, with 14 hits allowed, four walks, five strikeouts and four home runs.

For the Blue Jays:
Yunel Escobar SS
Kelly Johnson 2B
Jose Bautista RF
Edwin Encarnacion 1B
Brett Lawrie 3B
Ben Francisco DH
Colby Rasmus CF
Rajai Davis LF
Jeff Mathis C

Kyle Drabek RHP

The Orioles haven’t posted their lineup yet, but Ryan Flaherty and Ronny Paulino will be in it.

Shameless plug alert: I’ll be appearing on O’s Xtra today at 12:30 p.m. on MASN.

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